Killing Joke - Requiem DVD & CD set £7.99 delivered @ Amazon
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Killing Joke - Requiem DVD & CD set £7.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 15th Mar 2010
I was actually looking for the DVD of this gig, not realising that there was also a version that also included a CD. Anyway, found the DVD which is retailing between £10 and £15 so figured this version that includes the CD of the gig was a cracking price. Hope this helps any other HUKD KJ fans.

Heavy and slow, Killing Joke (at least early in their career) was a quasi-metal band dancing to a tune of doom and gloom. They eventually became less heavy and more arty (the latter seems almost impossible), more danceable even but early on they made some urgent slabs of molten dynamite that oozed with the power of thick guitars, thudding drums, and over-the-top singing.

Formed in late 1978, the group's sessions for John Peels highly-influential BBC Radio shows were ecstatically received and by the end of 1979 they had signed with Island Records, who allowed them to set up their own label, Malicious Damage.

The group began playing shows regularly throughout England and gained a reputation for being controversial. Their artwork often featured repulsive or inflammatory images, and after one of their concert posters pictured the Pope blessing legions of Nazis, the group was banned from performing a concert in Glasgow.

Despite the controversy, the group began amassing a following of both punk and disco fans with hard-edged but danceable singles like "Psyche" and "Follow the Leader."

During the Eighties Killing Joke continued to release albums, all of which failed to regain the audience they had in the early '80s. After 1988's Outside The Gate the group broke up, only to reunite two years later. In 1994, after a further break of four years, Killing Joke once again re-formed, this time as a trio.

Killing Joke are featured on this DVD in a concert they gave at The Lokerse Festival in the Summer of 2003.

Disc: 1
1. Requiem [DVD]
2. Total Invasion [DVD]
3. Wardance [DVD]
4. Blood on Your Hands [DVD]
5. Change [DVD]
6. Seeing Red [DVD]
7. Fall of Because [DVD]
8. Death & Resurrection Show [DVD]
9. Wait [DVD]
10. Whiteout [DVD]
11. Frenzy [DVD]
12. Psyche [DVD]
13. Pandemonium [DVD]
Disc: 2 (CD)
1. Requiem
2. Total Invasion
3. Wardance
4. Blood on Your Hands
5. Change
6. Seeing Red
7. Fall of Because
8. Death & Resurrection Show
9. Wait
10. Whiteout
11. Frenzy
12. Psyche
13. Pandemonium

2 Comments

Not listened to this for years, just played it on Spotify - thanks for the reminiscence!
My vinyl Spiral Tribe remix of Change still gets dusted off pretty regularly though.

Fantastic group, great price, voted hot :thumbsup:
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